Correlation of Placental Thickness Measured Sonographically with the Gestational Age Estimated by Fetal Growth Parameters in Normal Singleton Pregnancy

  • Rizwan Abdul Malik Jadoon Combined Military Hospital Quetta/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Javed Anwar Combined Military Hospital Quetta/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Abdul Latif khattak Combined Military Hospital Lahore/ National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • M Babar Khan Combined Military Hospital Quetta/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Muhammad khalid Azam Combined Military Hospital Lahore/ National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Farah Afzal Combined Military Hospital Quetta/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
Keywords: Gestational age, Placental thickness, Ultrasonography

Abstract

Objective: To correlate the mean placental thickness with the gestational age estimated by fetal growth parameters in normal singleton pregnancy.

Study Design: Cross-sectional study.

Place and Duration of Study: Combined Military Hospital, Quetta Pakistan, from Feb to Aug 2020.

Methodology: All patients who fulfilled the inclusion criteria at the Department of Radiology, Combined Military Hospital Quetta were included. After taking informed written consent and history, transabdominal-ultrasonography using a low frequency 3-5 MHz curved array transducer was done to assess the outcome.

Result: A total of 100 women with a singleton pregnancy were included. The mean age of women was 28.100 ± 3.349 years. The mean placental thickness (PT) was 29.785 ± 5.700 mm. A significant positive correlation of placental thickness was noted with gestational age with a Pearson Correlation of 0.985 and p-value of 0.001.

Conclusion: Placental thickness has a linear relationship with gestational age. Placental thickness in millimeters can be an essential parameter for estimating gestational age.

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Published
2022-04-28
How to Cite
Jadoon, R., Anwar, J., khattak, A., Khan, M., Azam, M., & Afzal, F. (2022). Correlation of Placental Thickness Measured Sonographically with the Gestational Age Estimated by Fetal Growth Parameters in Normal Singleton Pregnancy. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal (PAFMJ), 72(2), 341-44. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v72i2.6165
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